"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
TreeHugger on Political Correctness
I always learn from Tree Hugger ,this time that I was being politically incorrect in my use of dates. Interest found me browsing through the linked Article Can Yogic Philosophy Save the Planet? as I couldn't think of any possible way it could and in the text reference was made to the Third Century CE which puzzled me and sent me off to Wiki to further my journey of self-enlightenment. There I found to my horror that my education in a country school with a picture of the Queen on the wall and religious instruction on Fridays had not prepared me for the Brave New World of political correctness. AD ( Anna Domino) meaning the Year of Our Lord is now to be replaced by CE which means Common Era and BC ( Before Christ) is now BCE or before the common era. I suppose if we can accept calling a manhole a personhole ,we can accept anything.